Run to God

Biblical Sculpture by Sherry Heller


Shalom Precious Ones,

I hope you are staying well during this COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a time to call on God and cry out to Him in our distress. Many are running TO God during this painful time, but unfortunately, there are also those who are running AWAY from God because they don’t realize that He is THE ANSWER and THE SOURCE OF HELP that our world desperately needs. Feeling helpless is not a comfortable feeling. Recognizing that we are dependent on God’s mercy and grace every moment of our lives can be humbling. But humility is a good thing. 

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2 (NIV)

“Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4 

“Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.” Proverbs 18:12

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

“He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.” Proverbs 3:34

Jonah, the Biblical character, was a man with a divine assignment from God. But when God gave Jonah a tough job to do, he ran AWAY from God instead of running TO God and calling on HIS grace, mercy and strength. 

“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.” Joan 1:3

But eventually AFTER Jonah suffered for running AWAY from God, he turned TO God and cried out in his distress, and God answered his cry.

He said: “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” Jona 2:2

God is faithful! We MUST get that revelation if we are going to be able to stand in these perilous times. 

NO MATTER WHAT—WE NEED TO RUN TO GOD FOR HIS MERCY, GRACE, STRENGTH and POWER TO STAND. He cares and loves us more than we could ever comprehend in our finite minds. 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Heavenly Father, help us to be steadfast in our faith and trust in YOU, no matter what. Remind us to run TO YOU and not from You, especially when we are going through trials, struggles and any crisis. You are there waiting to impart the strength we need.





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